Top things to do

Top Choice Viewpoint in Vulcano

Capo Grillo

For spectacular sea and island views without the physical exertion of climbing Fossa di Vulcano, follow the signposted road to Capo Grillo, about 7km southeast of Vulcano port, near the mid-island settlement of Pian…
Top Choice Seafood in Vulcano

Trattoria da Pina

With its outdoor porch overlooking the black-sand beach at Vulcano's southern tip, this down-to-earth trattoria, with sea-blue tablecloths, serves up fresh-caught fish in a wonderful end-of-the-line setting. Two loc…
Sicilian in Vulcano

La Forgia Maurizio

Maurizio, owner of this devilishly good restaurant between the port and the volcano, spent 20 winters in Goa, India. Eastern influences sneak into his menu of Sicilian specialities, and several items are vegan- or v…
Sicilian in Vulcano

Maria Tindara

On Vulcano's fertile central plateau, 7km south of the port, this family-run restaurant serves delicious caponata (sweet-and-sour vegetable salad) and homemade pasta alongside mountain specialities such as grilled l…
Sandwiches in Vulcano


After years selling open-faced sandwiches from a cart near Vulcano's port, jovial owner Maurizio Pagano opened this inviting new restaurant and wine bar in 2015. Bask on the sunny front patio and enjoy his trademark…
Area in Vulcano


On the island's southern coast, Gelso is a minuscule but picturesque port with a family-run restaurant and a couple of black-sand beaches that rarely get very crowded. In summer there's a bus service to get there, b…
Beach in Vulcano

Spiaggia Sabbia Nera

Vulcano's beach scene is centred on this smooth strip of black sand at Porto di Ponente, about 10 minutes' walk beyond the mud pools on the western side of the peninsula. One of the few sandy beaches in the Aeolians…
Sports in Vulcano

Vulcano Dive Festival

Over a four-day weekend in late June, this festival draws divers for daily explorations of Vulcano's submarine landscape, courses in underwater photography and marine biology, and nightly entertainment.
Beach in Vulcano

Spiaggia Cannitello

This beach, one of two small black-sand stretches on the island's southern side near Gelso, is surrounded by lush, almost tropical greenery.
Beach in Vulcano

Spiaggia dell’Asina

One of two small black-sand beaches on the island's southern side near Gelso, this crescent of black sand gives onto inviting waters